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Thefts prompt public pleas from Woodbury police

Woodbury police released this image of two men suspected in the theft of a $10,000 custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Submitted image1 / 2
Woodbury police released the image of this woman, wanted in connection with a theft from a motor vehicle and subsequent credit card fraud. Submitted image2 / 2

Woodbury police sought the public’s help in locating a woman suspected in a June 23 theft at Bielenberg Sports Center.

Shortly after that theft, the victim’s credit cards were used to buy several hundred dollars in gift cards at area stores, according to Okada.

The suspect was believed to be driving a 2014 Toyota Rav 4.

The department’s call for help from the public came on the heels of a similar request prompted by a June 20 theft of a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle from an underground parking garage. In that case, two men were captured on surveillance video thought to be connected with the theft.

Woodbury police detective Todd Jagodzinksi said the suspects came to the garage just after the victims drove the motorcycle into the garage.

“It does not appear they were followed home, but the suspects might have been waiting,” Jagodzinski said, adding that the motorcycle was valued at $10,000.

Woodbury police did not release the location of the theft. Police were also investigating the possibility of a connection between that theft and the theft of another motorcycle last week in Woodbury.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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